There are, of course, workshops too. I’m running a brand new workshop called ‘Jamming Essentials’, which will teach you how to get stuck in playing with other people, even when you don’t know the song, without having to go searching on the internet for the chords!
I’m honoured to be the cover artist in the first issue of the UK’s first ukulele magazine, which is being published by Omega Musician March. You can order it now from their website. STOP PRESS! Order now and you’ll have a chance to win a fabulous Kala resonator uke! Don’t worry if you’ve already ordered, everyone’s name will go into the draw.
So 2015 is here, and I’ve got some exciting stuff lined up. I’m already working on my second EP, in March (and one date in Jan) I’ll be joining Tricity Vogue’s Ukulele Cabaret on tour, and I’m also working on setting up a gig with Mike Hind when he comes from Bermuda for his UK tour. Festival-wise, I’ll be at The Big House in the Country Festival in Cumbria in February, I’m really pleased to be returning to GNUF in May, plus I’ll be at Uke Power in Drax (also in May), and Wigan Ukulele Festival in June. On top of that there are loads of ‘to be confirmed’ gigs still be thrashed out and a top secret project too!
My new EP was released this week. It has 5 tracks; 2 studio, 2 live and the song I recently recorded on wax cylinder. It’s just £4 plus p&p, or you can download it (the whole thing or individual tracks) in a variety of formats.
On Saturday 22nd November I’ll be at Muzik and More’s Ukulele Day, at The Green Man Gallery, Hardwick Hall, Buxton SK17 6PY. The day (11am to 4pm) is free, but you’ll need a ticket if you want to come to my beginners uke wokshop (only £6!). More info from www.muzikandmore.co.uk
My new CD “Old Is The New New” will be out on December 1st, and you can order it now. It’s a 5 track EP that includes the song I recorded on wax cylinder recently, two live recordings and two studio recordings.
On Sunday 9th November, Omega music have arranged for a steam train to run from Pickering to Whitby and back, full of happy ukulele players and singing and strumming! When they get back, there’s a concert in Pickering featuring me, The Anything Goes Orchestra, Ooty and the Cloud and Zahra Lowzley.
Today I visited Duncan Miller at the Vulcan Cylinder Record Company (www.phonographcylinders.com) to record a song on wax cylinder. It was a fun afternoon, and educational too! It was also great to be able to listen to some of Duncan’s huge collection of phonograph cylinders.